bata – bathrobe
bochinchera – a gossiper
chanclas – flip-flops
correa - belt
exigente - demanding
Liborio (hija de Liborio) - Papá Liborio was a messianic leader in the DR. He arose in the interior southwest DR as a curandero and advocate of the marginalized peasantry and was killed in 1922. There was a revival of Liborismo through the Movement of Palma Sola (1962-62). For Beli to call Lola “hija de Liborio” was to call her the daughter of a witch doctor and let’s us know Beli’s feelings about traditional religion.
Nueba Yol – Nueva York, New York in a Dominican accent
sancocho - a meat and vegetable stew